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Derek Featherstone

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AT Banter Podcast Episode 164 - Derek Featherstone

AT Banter Podcast

It’s the last show of the summer and we celebrate by welcoming in Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer at Level Access and Accessibility Rock Star, into the Guitar Dungeon for an extended discussion of Digital Accessibility. We discuss everything from how the industry has changed to the new Accessible Canada Act and what needs to happen to drive Accessibility forward. Show Notes Watch Derek’s Accessibility Presentation, “Where Accessibility Lives”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecE-oRh6-b8 Level Access www.levelaccess.com AT Banter is brought to you by Canadian Assistive Technology, providing sales and training in Assistive Technology and Accessibility with over 30 years of knowledge and experience. Visit them online at www.canasstech.com or call toll-free 1-844-795-8324. Need repairs on your device? Chaos Technical Services offers service and support on almost any piece of Assistive Technology, while also providing parts and batteries. Visit them online at www.chaostechnicalservices.com or call 778-847-6840.

1hr 1min

30 Aug 2019

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Accessibility and Inclusive Design with Derek Featherstone

Design By Committee

In this week’s pod, we continue our accessibility series as we sit down with expert Derek Featherstone. Derek discusses the distinction between inclusive design and accessibility and why inclusive design is necessary to make any digital experience accessible. Derek teases out his latest venture that may or may not include writing a book. Matt and Justin also take a look at LinkedIn tactical marketing plan and you’ll be surprised by their feedback.Find Derek on Twitter and on his website.You can access a transcription of this podcast here. 

1hr 2mins

9 Apr 2019

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Episode 184: Accessibility is not a “nice to have” – with Derek Featherstone

The Big Web Show

Why do companies de-prioritize accessibility? Making a digital map accessible to the blind. Pros and cons of the straw test. Why simulating a disability is not the same as working with disabled people. Using Twitter threads to prototype book chapters. How diversity (including neurodiversity and diversity of ability) makes for a better product. Changing small habits in your life leads to changing big ones. Links for this episode:Derek Featherstone (@feather) | TwitterLevel Access - Digital Accessibility Software, Services, Training - Level AccessExtreme Design by Derek Featherstone—An Event Apart VideoAccessibility for Web DesignUX Foundations: AccessibilityGucci blackface sweater: Gucci removes $890 "blackface" sweater, apologizes after receiving backlash - CBS NewsTranscript for Big Web Show Episode #184 with Derek Featherstone (MS Word)Transcript for Big Web Show Episode #184 with Derek Featherstone (Accessible PDF)Brought to you by: Honeybook (Visit Honeybook.com and enter promo code BIGWEBSHOW to get 50% off your first year). Robinhood (Robinhood is giving you FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at bigwebshow.robinhood.com).

1hr 4mins

18 Feb 2019

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051: Accessible Design = Better Design with Derek Featherstone

User Defenders – UX Design & Personal Growth

Derek Featherstone teaches us how designing for people with disabilities is really just better design for everybody. He shows us how people with disabilities aren’t different from us, they just use different tools to accomplish the same things. He encourages us to apply empathy to grow our skills in learning how to design for accessibility. He also reveals how taking small steps to incorporate something new into our design process could change everything. Origin Story (5:53) What Were Your “Aha” Moments? (12:02) Why Do We Tend to Forget About Disabled Users? (17:15) Tools Disabled Folks Use to Navigate (20:47) Accessibility, Greater Than Aesthetics (31:37) Has Designing for Accessibility Ever Made Things Worse for Majority of “Able” Users? (36:14) Story of Biggest Triumph in Designing for Inclusivity + Accessibility (42:36) What’s a Roadmap for Learning this Stuff? (44:56) Contact Info (47:35) Check out the detailed show notes and Eli Jorgensen’s astonishing superhero artwork at userdefenders.com/051 This episode is brought to you by InVision Studio (userdefenders.com/studio): The world's most powerful screen design tool Get your FREE audiobook from Audible at userdefenders.com/freebook. No commitment. Cancel in 30 days, and you won't be charged. The book is still yours to keep.

53mins

23 Apr 2018

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77: Advanced Accessibility with Derek Featherstone

The Web Ahead

What are some of the biggest challenges when it comes to making a website fully accessible? Keyboard access and form design can make some of the biggest differences, and present some of the biggest challenges. Derek Featherstone joins Jen Simmons to explain. Links for this episode:Simply Accessible - We’re web accessibility specialistsDerek Featherstone (feather) on TwitterAn Event Apart Speaker Profile: Derek Featherstone5by5 | The Web Ahead #64: Accessibility with Dale Cruse5by5 | The Web Ahead #69: WCAG and Accessibility with Luke McGrathWebAIM: Keyboard AccessibilityAccess key - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaKeyboard-Only Navigation for Improved Accessibilitykeyboard Archives - Simply AccessibleBPOW: Including error messages in labels - Simply AccessibleThanks to lynda.com for sponsoring today's show. Get a free 7-day trial at lynda.com/webahead

1hr 20mins

17 Jul 2014

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Derek Featherstone - Accessibility as a Design Tool

UIE.fm Master Feed

Transcript available. Accessibility is important, but somewhere along the way it got an undeserved reputation for being ugly, costly, and driven only by technical-compliance requirements. Making it an integral part of your design early creates something that is beautiful, inexpensive, and user-experience-driven. When someone with a disability comes across usability issues in your design, they're likely to be amplified. Something of minor inconvenience for a user could be a significant roadblock to another using assistive technology.

26mins

27 Feb 2013

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Derek Featherstone - Accessibility as a Design Tool

The SpoolCast

Transcript available. Accessibility is important, but somewhere along the way it got an undeserved reputation for being ugly, costly, and driven only by technical-compliance requirements. Making it an integral part of your design early creates something that is beautiful, inexpensive, and user-experience-driven. When someone with a disability comes across usability issues in your design, they're likely to be amplified. Something of minor inconvenience for a user could be a significant roadblock to another using assistive technology.1

26mins

27 Feb 2013

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Derek Featherstone | Accessibility for the Modern Web [Fronteers 2011]

Fronteers Videos

In this session Derek will explore the true meaning of accessibility for the modern web. Long-established principles of progressive enhancement help ensure a baseline level of functionality in your sites and applications. We want to make them truly useful experiences. We'll look at how the right mix of modern technology such as CSS3, HTML5, ARIA, JavaScript help you create functionality on web sites that works for everyone, including people with disabilities. More info at: https://fronteers.nl/congres/2011/sessions/accessibility-for-the-modern-web-derek-featherstone

1hr 1min

6 Oct 2011

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Real World Accessibility for Real People - Derek Featherstone

Web Directions Podcast

When we follow the principles of web standards, we write valid HTML and CSS, unobtrusive JavaScript and follow WCAG and other accessibility guidelines. This simple act goes a long way to creating an accessible web site, application or service. At the same time, many sites that don’t utilize all that is good and wholesome about web standards perform surprisingly well when they are used by people with disabilities.How can we get the best of both worlds to create standards-based solutions that are highly usable for real people (including those with disabilities) in the real world?In this session, we’ll dissect several examples from real sites and apps to learn about accessibility problems that arise from design and development decisions and what we can do to create a more accessible user experience for all people, regardless of their ability.Derek Featherstone is a well known instructor, speaker and developer with expertise in web accessibility consulting.Derek delivers technical training that is engaging, informative and immediately applicable. A high-quality instructor, he draws on his background as a former high school teacher plus seven years running his web development and accessibility consultancy Further Ahead.His experience includes hands-on development, web accessibility consulting and training. He advises many government agencies, educational institutions and private sector companies, providing them with expert accessibility testing and review, and recommendations for improving the accessibility of their websites to all people.As a member of The Web Standards Project, Derek serves on two task forces: Accessibility/Assistive Devices and DOM Scripting. He is a dedicated advocate for standards that ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.Licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/).

1hr

11 Apr 2008

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Accessibility with Derek Featherstone

UIE.fm Master Feed

Transcript available. Derek Featherstone travels the globe as a premier expert speaker on web accessibility, and I had a chance to sit down and interview him for the SpoolCast. I think you’ll find our talk enjoyable and informative!

23mins

10 Dec 2007

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